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Research Assistant/Research Fellow - Enhanced Reconnect Evaluation

University of Plymouth - Peninsula Medical School

Location: Devon, Plymouth
Salary: £33,966 to £44,263 pro rata per annum, Grade 6 or Grade 7
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: B0057

This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher to join the Community and Primary Care Research group within the Faculty of Health.  We are seeking a motivated and capable individual with excellent interpersonal skills to work on the NIHR Policy Research Programme funded Enhanced Reconnect Evaluation project. The aim of the project is to evaluate the Enhanced Reconnect pilot to help understand how it works and whether it is likely to be helpful.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • conducting interviews and virtual workshops with clinicians delivering the service as well as those involved in planning, to understand who is delivering the service and how people think it should be having its effect;
  • observation and qualitative interviews and analysis to understand how the team members work together and with other services;
  • quantitative analysis of data sets to understand access and pathways of care;
  • creation of case studies describing how individuals are supported and respond to the services – from interviews, observation, records;
  • Contributing to and/or leading on reports, journal articles and other dissemination;
  • working with a second researcher based in Northumbria and applicant team including gaining support and additional supervision from Dr Wendy Dyer, as Co-CI.

Applicants will possess a relevant first degree in a social sciences or related field. You will have excellent knowledge of health or care related research, skills in qualitative research methods (interviewing and analysis) and engagement, organisational and project management skills.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Richard Byng by email richard.byng@plymouth.ac.uk.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Adult's Barred List check.

There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

You should tailor your application towards the Job Description for which you meet the criteria, although the University reserves the right to make an offer at the appropriate level in relation to skills and experience.

Closing date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 10th March 2024

Interviews are likely to take place on Wednesday 20th March 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a part-time position working up to 29.6 hours per week on a fixed-term basis until 30th September 2025 due to funding.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

The Faculty of Health holds two Silver and two Bronze Athena Swan Awards, which recognises commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

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